Mankato Real Estate Investment & Development Summit


Mankato Real Estate Investment & Development Summit
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

7:55 AM Welcome and Introduction
Emcee: Todd Loosbrock, Executive Board Member, GMG

8:00 AM Landscape Overview
Moderator: Todd Loosbrock, US Bank
Mark Carlson,
GM, WalMart Distribution Center 7079
Mark Greenwood, AgStar and GreenSeam
• Working with and in Greater Mankato
• Strength, future of agribusiness in Greater Mankato

8:30 AM Economic Trends of Greater Mankato
Moderator: Nicole Griensewic Mickelson, Region Nine
Brigid Tuck,
UM Extension Office
Joe Spear, Editor, Free Press
• Regional perspective on future growth of area
• Historical perspective on growth in area

8:50 AM Workforce
Moderator: Jim Santori,
Brent Pearson, Region Nine
Louise Dickmeyer, Minnesota State Mankato
Marsha Danielson, VP of Economic Development, South Central College
• Student availability and wide workforce pool of Greater Mankato
• New initiative on business partnerships, entrepreneurs
• Training availability by sectors

9:20 AM Future Development Activity
Moderator: John Considine, GMG
Pat Hentges, City Manager, Mankato
John Harrenstein, City Administrator, North Mankato
Todd Prafke, City Administrator, St. Peter
• Pipeline reports
• Future planning by cities for development, incentives, comp plans and more

10:00 AM BREAK

10:15 AM Utilities
Moderator: Todd Prafke,
City Administrator, St. Peter
Tom Lambrecht, Great River Energy 
Trisha Rosenfeld, Xcel
Jennifer Spaude, Consolidated Communications
• Economic development activities
• Economic development activities
• The Broadband Community

10:45 AM Livability
Moderator: Anna Thill, Visit Mankato
Chris Willaert, Sports Commission and destination marketing
Megan Flanagan, City Center Partnership, Greater Mankato’s downtowns
• Destination marketing for Greater Mankato
• Greater Mankato’s downtown efforts

11:15 AM State of Real Estate
Moderator: Matt Anfang, MnCAR
Dave Schooff, Coldwell Banker Commercial
Mike Drummer, Drummer Construction
• Where are the opportunities in the region and why?
• What is the history of development and investment sales; who is buying in Greater Mankato
• What are the types of returns I can make on my project
• CAP rates: Where are they now and where are they headed
• Key opportunities in the Greater Mankato region and what is needed
- Retail
- Office
- Multifamily/student housing
- Industrial
- Housing
• Where can we expect the Real Estate Market to be in the region in the next 10 years?

12:00 PM Adjourn and Networking


Mankato Real Estate Investment & Development Summit


  • When

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Golden Valley Country Club
    7001 Golden Valley
    Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

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